Chapter 5 ~ In a Heartbeat

Edward and Carlisle came in from their reunion in the backyard. They had talked and allowed all the pain that Edward had carried over the years out. Carlisle knew he had failed as a father, but he hoped that this was the beginning of a new relationship between Edward and himself. Of course, this wouldn’t…

Chapter 4 – In a Heartbeat

Bella didn’t think she had any more fight left inside.  She could barely hear her parents or Carlisle anymore; they all seemed to be in the far off distance.  As the bright light beckoned her closer, she slowly felt herself drifting towards its warm, inviting glow.  Drawing nearer, she began to feel like she did…

In a Heartbeat – Chapter Three

The black shroud of darkness wrapped itself around Edward, pulling him deeper into despair. How was he going to survive without her? She was his everything, his reason for getting up in the morning, the reason he laughed, the reason that his heart beat. Over the years, he’d had to tell the families of some…

In a Heartbeat – Chapter Two

Beep, beep…beep, the monitor sounded. Bella turned her head and saw that her mother was sitting in the chair by her bed, asleep, while her father was asleep in the recliner. This was their family life for the last three months. She was getting weaker by the day and it was only a matter of…

In a Heartbeat ~ Chapter One

Summary:  In a heartbeat, Edward’s life changed. What was supposed to be the joyful, life-changing experience, the birth of their daughter, turned into a nightmare. The love of his life, lifeless on the delivery table, as he held his daughter in his arms. The gift of organ donation was always his wife’s desire. Bella was…